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How to update your cloakroom on a DIY budget

How to update your cloakroom on a DIY budget

Yes I know a cloakroom is a polite way of saying the toilet room. When we moved into our first home, we knew there would be a lot of work to do as it had been occupied by an elderly couple and the interior was possibly over 30 years old. We did a lot of work in the bedrooms and main living spaces initially, our cloakroom was not so much a priority. So, I managed to update it and this is what I did to redecorate our cloakroom on a DIY budget. VIEW the POST

5 Tips on how to get the best value for money

5 Tips on how to get the best value for money

A kitchen renovation can be cheap or expensive depending on how you choose to go about it. For most homeowners, remodeling their kitchen is expensive because they do not know how to cut down on costs. Here are several tips on how to get the best value for money when renovating your kitchen.  VIEW the POST

4 Ways to refresh your home on a budget

Home is where our family, and therefore our heart, lives. Comfortable and familiar and full of the people, memories and treasured keepsakes that we love the most, surely we’d never change a thing? Well, no, that’s not quite true. If you’ve lived with the same décor and furnishings for a while and some areas are starting to look a bit tired, it could well be time for a refresh. It’s not always easy to do on the average family’s budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some real differences for very little money. Here are four ways to refresh your home without breaking the bank. 

The importance of managing your personal finances

The importance of managing your personal finances

Everyone is personally responsible for learning how to manage his or her finances. Money affects everything that you do in life, and it will impact your education, your future home, the mode of transportation that you take every single day, the items that you purchase and much more. Here are some top tips for managing your personal finances: VIEW the POST

Staying in the black this New Year

Staying in the black this New Year

If there’s one thing better than a good Christmas, it’s a relatively debt free New Year. Of course, when it comes to Christmas spending, too many of us go overboard, thinking that if everyone else is maxing out their credit cards, it must be alright? Well, yes and no, because come January, everyone’s also living on dry bread and water. Here’s how to avoid this annual debt trap. Oh and we bought a house too! VIEW the POST

How to get your children ready for uni

As a parent, you learn to look out for your kids over the years and it is important that they are ready for any situation that life throws at them. Going off to university can be quite an overwhelming experience for a lot of people and if your child is planning to do this in the near future, then you should do all that you can to help them prepare. I remember the moment my Mum and Grandma left me at uni, I was a mixture of excitement, nerves and sadness. In this article, we are going to give you some tips on how you can get your child ready to leave for university. Make sure to keep reading if you’d like to find out more.